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The Book of Life

The Gene Code Episode 1 of 2

Dr Adam Rutherford takes the viewer on a rollercoaster ride as he explores the consequences of one of the biggest scientific projects of all time - the decoding of the entire human genome in 2000. Adam discovers that every human carries the entire story of life on earth hidden in his or her DNA and sees how we are all linked directly to the origins of life and to the first creatures with backbones. He also investigates the implications of the fact that for much of its existence, the human race was an endangered species.

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Tue 11 Oct 2011 00:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterAdam Rutherford
ProducerTim Usborne
DirectorTim Usborne
Executive ProducerPaul Sen